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Martin Barr
Martin  Barr

Skokie, Ill.

High School:
Niles North

Cross Country/Distance



On Barr: Will make his official collegiate debut this season after redshirting the 2016-17 campaign ... Talented distance runner who will work to help the team in cross country and in the longer distance events on the track ... Should continue to make progress as he gains experience.

2017 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Ran a pair of unattached races in the 5000 meters ... The better of his two times was 15:09.98 at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Also posted a time of 15:18.17 at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

2016-17 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran as an unattached runner at both the Villanova Open and the Villanova Invitational ... Came in fourth in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:53.43 at the first home meet, and finished seventh in the 3000 meters in 8:24.44 at the second home meet ... Both times were personal bests.

2016 Cross Country:
Redshirted ... Competed four times as an unattached runner at local meets ... Finished with a time of 19:47.1 over 6000 meters at the Big 5 Invitational ... Registered times of 20:11.5 and 21:08.5, respectively, at the Main Line Invitational and the Haverford Invitational on the four mile Alumni Course at Haverford College ... Posted a time of 25:20 over 8000 meters in the open race at the Paul Short Run.

Niles North:
Earned three varsity letters each in indoor and outdoor track & field, as well as cross country ... Specialized in running the 1600 meters and the 3200 meters on the track, and is the school record holder in the 3200 meters both indoors and outdoors ... As a senior was the Loyola Sectional champion and the Illinois Prep Top Times champion in the 3200 meters ... Also was the Central Suburban League North champion at both 1600 meters and 3200 meters ... Earned all-state honors in track & field as a senior ... Two-time honoree on the CSL North All-Conference teams in both cross country and track & field ... Was named his team's MVP in all three seasons as a senior ... Previously was named the track & field team's Most Improved Athlete as a sophomore ... Recipient of the school's Iron Viking Award for participating in three sports all four years of high school ... Named an AP Scholar with Distinction ... Earned academic all-conference honors in both cross country and track & field ... Winner of the U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award and the Dan Horyn Memorial Scholarship ... Member of the French National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 2/2/98 ... Youngest of four children of Glenn and Karen Barr ... Siblings are Colleen (27), Rick (25) and Emmett (22) ... Brother, Emmett, is a ran on the cross country and track & field teams at Allegheny College ... Enjoys playing frisbee, ping pong, basketball and going running in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its rigorous academic programs and the historical prestige of the cross country and track & field teams ... Also noted the opportunity to train and work with elite coaches and teammates ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

3000 Meters              8:24.44              2017 Villanova Invitational
5000 Meters 14:53.43 2017 Villanova Open
6000 Meters              19:47.1              2016 Big 5 Invitational
4 Miles 20:11.5 2016 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters 25:20 2016 Paul Short Run